So, Trump doesn't want the Special Counsel to look into his finances. Because, no, doing business with Russia has absolutely nothing to do with Russia...
No, Trump wants the Special Counsel to stick to ONE topic. And stick to just ONE topic ONLY. Yeah, have him ask Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton how that works out...
According to one headline I saw today, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is indeed looking into Trump finances. Well, there's a shock. As I wrote here yesterday, it has long been my belief that illegal finances with Russia will be the primary thing (above all the other illegalities) that most-likely brings down Trump. According to a NY Times story, Muller is “looking at Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump’s involvement in a controversial SoHo development with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and Trump’s sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008.”
(The Florida property is the story I referenced yesterday.)
And, it should be noted, that's just the story. It's hard to imagine all of that not leading to countless trails all over the place.
And I like, too, that some politicians and lawyers and analysts have made note of Trump's interview yesterday with the New York Times -- where he says he has a "red line" of his finances for which he won't accept Robert Mueller crossing to investigate, and if the Special Counsel does, Trump may fire him -- and noted that this alone may count as obstruction of justice.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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